Card fact: This is Fred Holdsworth's first solo card.
What I thought about this card then: The Holdsworth card was one of the cards my friend had. To me, those cards were very strange because I had never seen them before. I thought Holdsworth looked like a ghost. I was glad I didn't have this card.
What I think about this card now: I'm wondering why Topps even created a card of Holdsworth this year. He pitched in just eight games in 1974.
Other stuff: Holdsworth pitched seven years in the major leagues, but didn't get a lot of playing time in those years. The height of his activity was in 1977 when he split the year between the Expos and the Orioles, pitching in 26 games.
He was mostly a relief pitcher and finished with just a 7-10 record for his career (that's an average of one win every year). After his playing career ended in 1980, he became an accountant.
Back fact: Tommy Hutton had a Vegas act? I've heard him announce games for quite awhile. I don't remember him bringing that up.
Other blog stuff: The light blue-green color combo (the "day baseball" color combo) is dead last in the standings. This is just the 12th card with that color combination, and it's been 83 cards since the last "day baseball" card.